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12 Ways Important Historical Figures Used Marijuana

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Marijuana use has a long history that predates the modern-day "stoners" we've grown accustomed to. We all know about the ganja from India and the weed from Jamaica, and we've memorized a list of countries and states that have legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana use. But, there are some significant historical figures and cultures who've made important contributions to the development of common cannabis usage.

Whether they promoted growing weed, or simply took a few puffs and soared to new heights, these illustrious figures and cultures have all had an important green connection. From ancient civilizations to queens to presidents to artists to scientists, this list of historical figures and cultures who used marijuana will surprise and intrigue you.

They aren't your average skateboarding stoner bros. Some of these historic icons contributed in major ways to both world culture and history. Weed has definitely been known to get the creative juices flowing, and these prominent historical figures are no exception.

Are you surprised that some of these people smoked that wacky tobaccy? Let us know what you think about these instrumental pot smokers in the comment section below! 

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